STRANDED AT SECOND BASE
“Culling the thoughts that occur when you’re standing around waiting for something to happen”
Today is Boxing Day, the annual tradition where world-renown boxing champ Manny Pacquiao comes to your house and punches you in the solar plexus for giving him an ugly sweater for Christmas.
Snow has forced the postponement of the second Minnesota Viking game in three weeks. Sunday’s game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Vikings has been moved to Tuesday night. Forgive the Vikes if they’re feeling a bit snake-bitten lately. Or is it frost-bitten?
The Dallas Cowboys attempted a late-game Hail Mary pass on Saturday night, trailing 27-26 to the Arizona Cardinals. If there ever was a night where a Hail Mary seemed appropriate, it’s Christmas Night.
The Cowboys’ prayers, however, were not answered. Perhaps they should have put a “win” on their Christmas wish list.
Not so good tidings exist in some basketball locker rooms these days, despite the air of holiday cheer.
Two reports have surfaced of teammates stuffing each other’s stockings with their fists on Thursday.
The first incident came in the stands between Renardo Sidney and Elgin Bailey of Mississippi State. The other came hours later when Washington Wizards teammates Andray Blatche and JaVale Mcgee.
In the spirit of the season, fellas, let’s move on and put these incidents behind us…and blame it on the eggnog.
Can the NFL Network really call a Christmas night game played on Saturday as “Thursday Night Football?” Am I crazy or did I not just watch the Steelers beat the Panthers two nights ago on the same channel?
How long before someone makes a serious reference to Tom Brady’s hair being his strength, a la the Biblical Samson.
Oh wait. According to Google, some 260,000 already have.
Interesting note about Samson: legend has it that he once slaughtered 1,000 Philistine men with just the mandible of a donkey. Let’s see Tom Brady do that.
If I’m NFL Network analyst Randy Moss, I’m changing my handle to “Randall,” as not to be confused with curmudgeon Tennessee Titan wide receiver Randy Moss.